“If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.”* ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
The name for this circle ‘KERÜNYÜ KI – House of Listening’ was inspired by the name of Mr. Niketu Iralu’s house in Zubza, Nagaland. One of YA team member (Tejal) visited this place in 2014 along with few of her friends. For years Uncle Niketu as he is fondly called and his community has been doing the work of enabling love and harmony in places and people who have experienced conflict through the power of listening. Their house in Zubza, Nagaland is called ‘KERÜNYÜ KI SABANG’.
KERÜNYÜ in Tenyidie means listening, KI is a word for house, common to many Naga languages. SABANG in Ao stands for platform.
In a world which is rapidly getting closer through innovations in technology, the distance we feel with our closest ones is increasing at a similar rate. In years of conversations with young people and looking in our own lives, we have realised that how knowingly or unknowingly we have contributed in widening this gap, in particularly with our parents.
One of our mentors Sushma Didi recently shared how ‘Family’ as a unit of social and personal significance has experienced a shift for this generation. And she attributed this shift for many ills we see in the world today.
The lack of space of expression and understanding between the young people and their parents has been a source of heartbreak for us. So this new year, at Youth Alliance we intend to sow a seed, for a stronger, more expressed relationship between young people and their parents. To build a bridge, inch by inch for them to step into each other’s shoes and co-exist with peace and joy.
We invite you to be part of this one day circle Kerünyü Ki‘ House of Listening’ where together we will create space for conversations with young people and parents to nourish and nurture relationships.
Date -Saturday, 10th February 2018
Time - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Venue - Integrated Social Initiatives (ISI), Delhi |
Address: 10, Institutional Area, Lodi Road, New Delhi.
Group Size - 40
Day at a glance - Our day is going to be filled with heartful conversations. It’s going to be very participative with dialogues about what matters to us. And ofcourse, full of fun, food and music.
Facilitator - Mr. Ravi Gulati (Founder, Manzil)
Suggested Contribution - Rs. 750/- to enable us to cover food and venue costs.
Inability to contribute financially is not a barrier for participation.
Please RSVP to confirm your presence by 26th January.
For any clarifications, write to Tejal or Vibhuti .
We are really excited to co-create the first of many such dialogues together with you. See you there! :)